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Common name: Lethrinops Red Cap Scientific name: Lethrinops sp. ‘Red Cap’ Mdoka Average Adult Fish Size: 15cm / 6Inches Place of Origin: Lake Malawi Typical Tank setup: Rocky Malawi tank with plenty of open swimming space Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: …

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Tank Size – 54 litres Fish Kept – Neon tetra (blue and emerald), black mollys, zebra loach, siamese flying foxes, sucking loaches, zebra nerite snails Filtration – All pond solutions 1000Lph Lighting – LED unbranded Heating – 26 degrees Rocks …

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Common name: Paradise Fish Scientific name: Macropodus opercularis Average Adult Fish Size: 4.7 inches (12cm) Place of Origin: South China, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan Typical Tank Setup: Heavily planted with some open areas for the fish to swim out into Recommended …

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Common name: Haplochromis Thickskin, Haplochromis Obliquidens Scientific name: Haplochromis sp. “#44” Thickskin Average Adult Fish Size: 13cm / 5Inches Place of Origin: Lake Victoria Typical Tank setup: Rocky set-up is required tank with plenty of open swimming space Recommended Minimum …

Bathybates Fasciatus

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Common name: Bathybates Fasciatus Scientific name: Bathybates Fasciatus Average Adult Fish Size: 33cm / 13Inches Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika Typical Tank setup: The aquarium should not contain any rocks or decorations. A sand substrate is preferred. Recommended Minimum Aquarium …

 

Aulonocranus Dewindti

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Common name: Aulonocranus Dewindti Scientific name: Aulonocranus Dewindti Average Adult Fish Size: 13cm / 5Inches Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika Typical Tank setup: Rocky set-up is required tank with plenty of open swimming space. Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 300 Litres …

 

Featherfin Cichlid – Cyathopharynx Furcifer

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Common name: Featherfin Cichlid Scientific name: Cyathopharynx Furcifer Average Adult Fish Size: 20cm / 8Inches Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika Typical Tank setup: Open sandy areas are great for this species along with spares rock structures will help provide a …

 

Japanese Trapdoor Snail – Viviparus Viviparus

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Common names: Japanese Trapdoor Snail Scientific name: Viviparus Viviparus Average Adult Size: 2.5inches / 6cm Place of origin: Europe Typical tank setup: Lots of plants and wood for grazing and providing cover with slow moving water. Recommended min. aquarium capacity: 10 imperial gallons / …

 

Asprotilapia Leptura

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Common name: Asprotilapia Leptura  Scientific name: Asprotilapia Leptura  Average Adult Fish Size: 11cm / 4.5Inches  Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika  Typical Tank setup: Rocky set-up is required tank with plenty of open swimming space.  Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 200 Litres …

 

Why does my tropical fish rub itself on rocks and substrate

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This is one of the most commonly asked questions amongst African Cichlid keepers. Chances are sooner or later you will observe your cichlids rubbing themselves on objects and substrate in the aquarium (also known as flashing). Below I will attempt …